Japanese Writing After Murakami www.the-tls.co.uk

At public readings, either in Japanese or English, the novelist Hideo Furukawa performs like a banshee. He voices his characters’ personae, tenor shifting from stentorian to hushed, growling, trill...

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Digital art museum ready to light up Tokyo’s Odaiba www.asahi.com

Dedicated solely to digital art, the Mori Building Digital Art Museum teamLab Borderless will open in Tokyo’s Odaiba district in June. About 40 works created by teamLab and put on permanent display...

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Art on the Road – Three Traveling Exhibitions From the Hara Museum www.tokyoartbeat.com

The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art has two sites in Japan – one in bustling Tokyo and one in the peaceful Gunma countryside, two hours by train from the capital. Located next to the ranch park Ika...

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Suppose Design Office creates 21st-century take on traditional Japanese doma www.dezeen.com

The living spaces in this house designed by Suppose Design Office in Higashihiroshima, Japan, are arranged around a dirt floor, which is a modern interpretation of a traditional doma.

Local studio ...

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Japanese Traditional Polo www3.nhk.or.jp

The horsemen of Japan's Imperial Household Agency have played a traditional polo-like game at the Imperial Palace's equestrian ground in central Tokyo.

Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and Crown Pr...

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Georgian Sumo Wrestler Promoted www3.nhk.or.jp

The Japan Sumo Association will call an emergency board meeting on Wednesday to discuss the promotion of Georgian sumo wrestler, Tochinoshin, to Ozeki champion. Holding the meeting means his promot...

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Japan’s Kore-eda wins Cannes Palme d’Or for family drama ‘Shoplifters’ www.france24.com

Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda won a richly deserved Palme d’Or for his moving drama about a makeshift household of petty thieves, while Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” took the silver-medal “Grand Prix” a...

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Magical Bookends Transform Bookshelves into the Back Alleys of Japan www.spoon-tamago.com

If you’ve ever wandered around Tokyo on foot you’ll know that it can sometimes be like a spider web of side streets and back alleys. It’s one of the things that makes Tokyo so unique and therein li...

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Kyoto University Signs Removed www3.nhk.or.jp

Kyoto University has removed a number of signs put up by student groups around campus. But new ones protesting the removal were posted soon after.

University officials on Sunday removed signs from ...

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Timber volumes form live-work spaces for artist and architect in rural Japan www.dezeen.com

Japanese architect Makoto Suzuki has designed his own live-work space as a series of interlocking timber-clad buildings near Sapporo on Hokkaido island.

Suzuki created his own living and working sp...

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